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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
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+44 161 836 4000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...

Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums

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Great museum

We spent a thought-provoking couple of hours here during a visit to Manchester. Easily accessible from the city centre using the tram, the building is easy to spot with it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a thought-provoking couple of hours here during a visit to Manchester. Easily accessible from the city centre using the tram, the building is easy to spot with it's amazing architecture. It is free to enter but donations are welcome and there is an excellent guide available for £5. The layout is chronological from WW1 to the present day.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cleverly designed museum, the exhibits are interesting and thought provoking. This museum is in a stunning location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

took my daughter and two grandchildren to media city the lowry and the war musuem today 16/2/2017 my 8 yr old grandaughter loved it she found it interesting lots to do and fascinating insight into the past wars never known my grandaughter give a round of a pause on the way out of anywere but did on how good this... More 

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had a couple of hours to kill so decided to visit the museum.No charge for entry, so that was good and were given a good description of the contents by the young man on the reception desk. We wandered round at our leasure and were suprised at every turn! There was a full size jet plane hanging from the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It doesn't merit its title "Imperial". It was a jumble of artefacts and lacked coherence. The acoustics were terrible for the films, and the dimmed lighting made it almost impossible to read any of the accompanying typed information for the items on display. There were some interesting medals , but many of the items were uninteresting. Free admission ( but... More 

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Salford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day to visit not a massive place but very interesting with the kids deffo a place to visit fun free and educational

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my 92 year old Nanna she loved remebering my young son 8 years enjoyed the history & bannter with grannie

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Alyth, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I love museums and galleries, ordinarily I would not want to go to a war museum. My friends told me about a special exhibit called Fashion During Ration. I looked at the website and it looked interesting and not horrific so we went. It was even more interesting than I had expected. We lingered over every display and read... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding... period! What a fantastic place - it's awesome! Lots to do, see and interact with. Be prepared to spend a half day there. Lovely Bistro, great people and handy for MediaCity afterwards. Easily accessible by tram, bus or car - free admission but £4.00 car park charge. Poppy Day will never be the same for you again! Enjoy.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our little boy who is 6, it's free entry with a donation or purchase from the shop appreciated. The museum itself was very informative with lots to see and do for family's and children of all ages. Would definitely recommend this place we spent a good couple of hours looking around. 😊

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